Articles & Meetings



The Canadian Critical Care Society, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses and the World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care announce with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the 15th World Congress planned for September 11-15, 2021 has been cancelled. You can full the full announcement HERE

Election of new Board - Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Crítica A.C. (COMMEC)

The WFICC extends congratulations to all members of the recently elected Board of the Colegio Mexicano de Medicina Critica A.C. (COMMEC) and looks forward to collaborating on future initiatives. Details of the new Board can be viewed here COMMEC BOARD

COVID-19 Resources

The American Heart Association is compiling up-to-the-moment information from various sources for physicians regarding; How to prevent;How to diagnose;How to treat CONVID-19.

CONVID-19 Chinese and European perspectives

The ESICM recently hosted a webinar to share insights about the situation in China and Europe, advice on how hospitals should respond and what can be learned from the experience in Mainland China.

New resource outlines Strategic Goals when caring for patients with 2019-n-CoV

As at January 30th 2020, 14 countries have confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) while the number of reported cases has almost tripled.  Caring for Critically Ill Patients with Novel Coronavirus is the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) latest blog article by Dr Lewis Rubinson MD, PhD.

2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov)

Professional colleagues will be aware of reports concerning the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), which has infected at least 300 people in China. Cases have also been identified on others countries including South Korea, Japan and the USA.


The Executive Committee and Council have published their Annual Report for 2020. You can view the report HERE or by using the drop down menu in the News tab on the Home Page.


Elections were held at the 1st General Assembly held during the 14th World Congress in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, October 15th. From the list of nominated candidates (n = 13) the following were elected to as Council members to  serve from 2019 to 2023:Mary White (Australia); Jorge Hidalgo (Belize); Fernando Dias (Brazil); Shigeki Fujitani (Japan); Jose Elizalde (Mexico); Chong-Jen Yu (Taiwan); Ruth Kleinpell (WFCCN)


At the 1st General Assembly in Melbourne, Australia, Delegates approved some significant and substantial changes to the organisation. Central to these changes was the approval to change the name to "World Federation of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. You can review the minutes of the General Assembly HERE

Development of Intensive and Critical Care in your country - do you have a story to share?

Jan Bakker, Editor of the Journal of Critical Care which is the official publication of WFSICCM, is interested in receiving submissions about development of Intensive and Critical Care in countries around the world.

17th World Congress venue announced

Following a meeting of Council held in Melbourne, Australia it is announced that the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) will host  the 17th World Congress in 2025.. The venue will be the city of Delhi.


The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine.


A World Federation Task Force led by Pravin Amin has published a series of articles in the Journal of Critical Care. The first seven articles are available to view using the links below. Further articles from this Task Force will be published in future editions of the Journal.


Visitors can now access all the available resources on EBOLA in a new section of the website. There is a new headline banner on the Home Page labelled EBOLA RESOURCES. Just click on the tab to access the dedicated resource area.

Surviving Sepsis Campaign - Resource Modules

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), through our joint international program the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), have prepared and made available presentations in support of the SSC’s  “International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock 2012.” 

Help us, to help you

Member Societies can have any relevant conferences on intensive and critical care medicine listed in the meetings section of our site. We aim to provide weekly updates to our meetings database but reserve the right not to list meetings which are deemed by Council to have an inappropriate content or theme.

New Endorsement Policy

The World Federation frequently receives requests from society members and other organisations to endorse or support activities in intensive and critical care medicine. To bring clarity, consistency and transparency to the endorsement process a new policy governing these requests has been approved and adopted by Council with effect from MARCH 1st 2018.